Grant Writer - Part Time

Fox Valley Hands of Hope
Job Description
The Grant Writer is a key member of the development team helping to secure financial support for Fox Valley Hands of Hope. This individual will be responsible for research, writing grant proposals, letters of inquiry, reports and other communications to trusts, foundations, private funding opportunities and select corporations. The Grant Writer will maintain the organization’s grant calendar, including submission, renewal, reporting dates and deliverables.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
  • Research and develop prospect list of potential funding opportunities; recommends prospects and solicitation strategies to Director of Development.
  • Develops and submits proposals, reports, letters of inquiry and other grant-related materials to prospective private foundations and corporations.
  • Establish relationships with new potential funders to ensure a diversification of revenue streams.
  • Assures compliance with all funder's specific guidelines and requirements.
  • Collaborates with staff members to develop accurate, timely and compelling submissions to current and prospective funders.
  • Establish and maintain the grants calendar.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the organizations services, goals mission, and strategic direction.
Additional Experience/Competency Requirements:
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relations, take initiative and manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Established knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources, techniques and strategies.
  • Experience in project budget development.
  • Effective communication skills both oral and written.
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office programs, MS Office- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Experience or working knowledge of donor database software.
  • Knowledge of contracts and agreements preferred.
  • Other administrative functions as required.
Minimum Requirements and Qualifications
  • Bachelor Degree preferred
  • 2-3 years of grant writing experience
  • Proven track record of developing new funding sources
  • Solution oriented and can quickly resolve problems in a timely manner
  • Must be detailed oriented
  • Must possess computer skills with MS Office (Excel and Word) and donor databases
  • Ability to communicate effectively in all forms of communication
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well in a team setting and collaborate across departments and teams, as well as the ability to work independently with clear roles and deliverables.
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